MCNP contributor and athlete Max Pearce dunking

MCNP: Harlem Globetrotter Max Pearce talks sports activism in today’s climate

This piece is published in partnership with the My Colorful Nana Project as part of By & For: A Podcast Community, a series of podcast partnerships to uplift the lived experiences and liberation dreams of girls and gender non-conforming youth of color

“Harlem Globetrotters’ Belief in Sports Activism”

After NBA & WNBA teams went on strike to disrupt pro sports in wake of Jacob Blake being shot and killed by police, many people are asking what it means to be a Black athlete in today’s political climate. Tune in to our interview with Harlem Globetrotters’ Maxwell Pearce, known as “one of the best dunkers on the planet,” as he discusses his past studying Economics & Finance at Purchase College and his non-profit organization which inspires young athletes to become dynamic leaders on and off of the basketball court. Part II of this episode coming soon…

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